Before Sunrise (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Before Sunrise (1995)



Critic Consensus: Thought-provoking and beautifully filmed, Before Sunrise is an intelligent, unabashedly romantic look at modern love, led by marvelously natural performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Movie Info

This intelligent romantic comedy follows the adventures of young American Jessie as he travels through Europe. Encountering a young French woman on a train, the two decide to explore Vienna together. As it nears time for Jessie to return to America, the two begin to fall in love.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 30, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Andrea Eckert
as Wife on Train
Hanno Pöschl
as Husband on Train
Karl Bruckschwaiger
as Guy on Bridge
Tex Rubinowitz
as Guy on Bridge
Erni Mangold
as Palm Reader
Dominik Castell
as Street Poet
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Book Store Manager
Harold Waiglein
as Guitarist in Club
Rodolphe Pauly
as Journalist #2
Bilge Jeschim
as Belly Dancer
as Percussionist
as Philippe
Hans Weingartner
as Cafe Patron
Albert Delpy
as Man at Grill
Liese Lyon
as Cafe Patron
Peter Ily Huemer
as Cafe Patron
Otto Reiter
as Cafe Patron
Branko Andric
as Cafe Patron
John Sloss
as Cafe Patron
Alexandra Seibel
as Cafe Patron
Georg Schollhammer
as Cafe Patron
Wilbirg Reiter
as Cafe Patron
Barbara Klebel
as Musician on Boat
Wolfgang Staribacher
as Musician on Boat
Wolfgang Gluxam
as Harpsichord Player
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News & Interviews for Before Sunrise

Critic Reviews for Before Sunrise

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (14)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 10, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

There's a vulnerable undercurrent beneath this film, one that beats and throbs with the stolen looks, brief touches and romantic under-the-stars kisses.

Full Review… | April 20, 2015
The Young Folks

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic movies of all time...

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
Reel Film Reviews

...a bittersweet celebration of romantic frisson - the notion that our most precious moments of connection are often the fleeting ones.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013

Two strangers quickly fall in love, discuss big ideas.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Before Sunrise


blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah......... yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnn. Wonder why so many people like it so much!!! This surely wasn't my cup of tea.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

One of the my favorite movies of all time. This is what great romance movies are made of.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Sweet romantic movie about an American guy meeting a European girl on a train and spend the day together in Vienna. Similar story to serendipity.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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